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Greenwich, a market town and parish in the hundred of Blackheath, lathe of Sutton at Hone, county of Kent, adjacent to Lee Parish (Kent and Bucks) and Levisham, Kent; less than 3 mi. from Poplar Parish, Middlesex, less than three from Southwark, Surry (Greater London).; and less than 5 mi. from London's City Centre.

21 Edw. I [ca 1293]. Exchequer: King's Remembrancer and Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer: Sheriffs' Accounts, Petitions, etc. E 199/19/3 Kent: (1) and (2) Writ ordering payment of deodands to Keeper of Domus. Conversorum, London, and his receipt for them. M.3. Acquittance of Richard de CUMBE, Sheriff, for value of chattels found in Manors of Lewisham and Greenwich, in damaged canvas bag... [incomplete entry] (Combs &c. Extractions from the PRO Catalogue, Series E - record not yet acquired)

Public Records Office (PRO) Catalogue, Court of Chancery: Six Clerks Office: Early Proceedings, Richard II to Philip and Mary [22 Jun 1377 - 17 Nov 1558]. C 1/48/321. "John ERYTH, William ROLFE, and William WODEMAN. v. Richard SHOTTE, of Hese, Thomas FETHERSTON, of East Greenwich, Richard COMBE, of Leuesham [Lewisham], and Richard ALEYN, of Hese, feoffees.: Land in Hese and Bromley, late of Andrew SPAROW.: Kent." (Combs &c. Extractions from the PRO Catalogue, Series C 1 - record not yet acquired) [Search Words: FEATHERSTON, ALLEN, SPARROW, WOODMAN]

1549 Will of Ralph LOVETT (see index to Kent wills)

09 Dec 1619 St. Alphage Parish, Greenwich, Kent, EN. Married: Edward COMBES & Jane BRIDGE (IGI Entry, Ba: E006321, So: 942.1 C4G V.2, Pr: 0883945, film not read)

02 Jan 1620 [1620/1621] St. Alphage Parish, Greenwich, Kent, EN. Christened: Ann COMBES, d/o Edward. (IGI Entry, Ba: C006325, So: 942.1 C4G V.2, Pr: 0883665, film not read)

Notes: These are the only Combs IGI entries found for Greenwich, Kent. Not known if other parishes have been extracted by IGI. Of possible interest is the BRIDGE marriage due to Anthony BRIDGES of Old Rappa Co VA who m Mary SISSON, who had m (1) Nathaniel POPE; (3) Lewis NICHOLAS; and (4) David WICKLIFFE (See also Brown-Combs-Pope-Roe Families)
18 May 1620 - 18 Sep 1620 (SOAME, FOL. 79; 930; pg 312) Ellen ASPLEY of E. Greenwich, co. Kent., wid. (Dat. 18 May 1620.) Bro. John ASPLEY, his son John and his 6 other children; Ursuly BELL; Ellen WHITE; my servant Eliz. PERCE; sister Agnes STANTON; house in Barnet; John BURRIDGE; Andrew STANTON; goddau. Ellen DICKENSON; godson, Rd. STONER; Bridget, wife of John STONER; John, son of Jas. ALLEN; Mr. BALDWIN'S 2 daus.; Eliz.; Mr. KIND; Mr. LAYNE; John BALDWIN; John FULLAM, my house where he now dwells; Agelsbey, wife of Henry COSSETT; goodies ALLEN, COMBES, MARTIN and GREENE; poor of E. Greenwich, Queen Eliz's. Coll., Waltham and Barnet; Margt. ASPLEY; children of John BURREDGE and Wm. BURREDGE; Eliz., wife of John FULLAM; my landlord, George LONG; Exors: Wm. BURREDGE, John FULLAM; Overs: Christr. GOULDING, John BISTOWE. [mark] Wits: John BAGLEY, Jo: BALDWYN, Thomas CHADWEKE. (Pr. 18 Sept. 1620.) (Abstracts of Wills in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury at Somerset House, London, England; Register SOAME 1620 by J. Henry Lea, 1904) Search Words: LANE BALDWIN BURRAGE PIERCE GOLDING

Notes: We have absolutely no idea who Goodwife Combs might have been. (Goodie was a.k.a. for 'Goodwife" and was a class designation with its male counterpart being "Goodman'). Note, however, the mention of her house in Barnet, and that the only Barnet found is in Hertfordshire, with a number of Combs IGI entries found in that parish.

Source: Extractions from Public Records Office (PRO) Catalogue, [Greenwich, Kent] (RGO)
1766-1828 Records of the Royal Greenwich Observatory [Greenwich, Kent]. RGO 14/17. Payments for work done on behalf of the Board. Includes details of accounts with: G ADAMS, H ANDREWS, J ARNOLD, R ASHWORTH, J BASIRE, R BAYLY, T BENSLEY, M BERGE, CAPT J BOULDERSON, J BROWN, C BUCKTON, W CARY, W CHAPMAN, J F CHINNERY, W COOMBE, Messrs COX... (Combs &c. Extractions from the PRO Catalogue)

1799 ibid. RGO 14/23. W COOMBE on experiments with balances and pendulums. (ibid.)
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